Information Warfare in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Information Warfare in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

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This moderated panel explores the information war underway in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In addition to discussing the many challenges facing journalists covering the conflict, the panelists explore how social media has changed information warfare and impacted intelligence gathering and analysis, evaluate how social media platforms and journalists handle mis- and disinformation, and offer media literacy tips to our audience.

This event was co-sponsored by the Carolina Democracy Initiative; UNC Program for Public Discourse; Center for Slavic, Eurasia, and East Asian Studies; The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life; and the Center for Media Law and Policy.

This event occurred on March 24th, 2022, at 4:00 pm ET.

Moderator:

Mary-Rose Papandrea is the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the UNC School of Law and the strategic captain of the Carolina Democracy Initiative.

Panelists:

Tim De Chant is a senior technology reporter for "Ars Technica," covering technology, policy, and energy, and he teaches science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jocelyn Ford is a Beijing-based award-winning radio correspondent and filmmaker. She has worked on numerous public radio programs, including "Marketplace," "Radiolab," "The World," and "Studio 360."

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and served as Dean from 2004 until 2009.

Daniel Johnson '22 is a Roy H. Park fellow at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and served as an infantry officer and journalist with the United States Army in Iraq.